The Eclogues of Virgil

Translated by David Ferry; Introduction and Notes by David Ferry

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Virgil's great lyrics, rendered by the acclaimed translator of The Odes of Horace and Gilgamesh

The Eclogues of Virgil gave definitive form to the pastoral mode, and these magically beautiful poems, which were influential in so much subsequent literature, perhaps best exemplify what pastoral can do. "Song replying to song replying to song," touchingly comic, poignantly sad, sublimely joyful, the various music that these shepherds make echoes in scenes of repose and harmony, and of hardship and trouble in work and love.

A bilingual edition, The Eclogues of Virgil includes concise, informative notes and an Introduction that describes the fundamental role of this deeply original book in the pastoral tradition.

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"Mr. Ferry is a gifted poet and much-admired translator . . . Those to whom the original is a sealed book will enjoy much of its charm through the medium of the author's accomplished translation, while those who, like Shakespeare, have 'small Latin' can experience the additional pleasure of savoring, with Mr. Ferry's help, the musical perfection of Virgil's lines."--Bernard Knox, The Washington Times

"Ferry has achieved a high degree of fidelity to what Virgil wrote . . . Simple, luminous clarity."--Richard Jenkyns, The New Republic

"Fresh-minted and sparkling . . . Ferry's translation wonderfully preserves the exquisite harmonies of the mode while giving it a vigorous edge of reality."--Robert Taylor, The Boston Globe

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Translated by David Ferry; Introduction and Notes by David Ferry

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Bilingual Edition Trade Paperback

Bilingual Edition Trade Paperback
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
June 2000
Bilingual Edition Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374526962
ISBN10: 0374526966
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 112 pages, Notes
$14.00
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